4 June 2024

Amid cross-border exchanges, the Israeli military reported that “a Hizbollah operative was killed in an IDF drone strike in southern Lebanon”; Hizbollah confirmed one fatality. The same day, the IDF’s chief of staff said: “We are approaching the point where a decision will have to be made, and the IDF is prepared and very ready for this decision… We have been attacking here for eight months, and Hizbollah is paying a very, very high price. It has increased its strength in recent days, and we are prepared after a very good process of training to a level of General Staff to move to an attack in the north”.

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